EA Makes Changes to Origin, Doesn’t Expect Opinions to Change Overnight
Electronic Arts threw somewhat of a fit regarding its Origin service and Nintendo refusing to use it, leaving the community at large with a sour taste in its mouth, between that and other issues.
EA is aware of this. In fact, EA plans to significantly change Origin, aligning it with gamers this time around.
Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson spoke to GamesIndustry International, saying “In the near term, quite frankly, our focus is making that download better, making that install better, making that automatic patching better…Making that friends presence better, making the various game services better. That’s what you’re going to see from us over the next year, which is really re-establish Origin as a service to gamers, not as a means to drive transactions.”
Wilson, however, is a reasonable man, and he doesn’t expect his new vision for Origin to change perceptions overnight. He does, however, expect them to appreciate the changes coming soon.
“I want to reiterate, it’s very important for people to understand that we don’t expect that all of a sudden people are going to get up and go ‘Oh! Great! We now love Origin!'” said Wilson. “We get it. We understand it. We have heard, we have made some changes already in terms of how we do things, and we’re looking at more changes that we’ll talk about over the coming months that really are gamer-focused.”
What do you think about the changes in store for Origin? Does it budge your opinion of EA and its service at all?